Problem Solving Skills
Opportunities should be provided for children to realise the importance of multiply by ten as the basis for the number system. Good use of prediction skills in games 2 & 3 will increase the chance of being the winner.
These games are intended to assist children in understanding the concept of multiplication. Multiplying by ten is also the underlying concept of place value and how our numbers system works. The link between grouping in tens and how numbers are written must be made explicit. Set 7 games focused on the teen numbers, this set focuses on numbers up to 100. (2 digit numbers)
Children should be encouraged to verbalise their thinking as they play the games to help them formulate the thinking process. Listening to others explaining their thinking helps the listener to consolidate their own thinking.